NETGEAR (NASDAQ:NTGR) has expanded its portfolio of ProSafe Gigabit Smart Switches with the introduction of three advanced products. The ProSafe 24- and 48-Port Gigabit Smart Switches with Static Routing (GS724TR and GS748TR) and 24-Port Gigabit Smart Switch with Advanced Features (GS724AT) are designed to deliver enhanced security, traffic management and availability to small and midsize businesses.

The new switches feature access control lists, port authentication, traffic rate limiting and monitoring, and Rapid STP to provide businesses with scalability. The GS724TR and GS748TR provide static routing capability, while the GS724AT enables businesses to deploy business applications such as security, enterprise resource planning, Wi-Fi and VoIP. NETGEAR's user-friendly Web-based ProSafe Control Center allows companies to manage switches and access help functions.

"Growing small and medium businesses are continually faced with the challenge of maintaining and growing scalable, reliable and affordable network infrastructures to support an increasing array of advanced applications such as ERP systems, wireless and converged communications systems," Sanjay Kumar, NETGEAR's director of product marketing for switching products, said in a statement.